Danish festivals autumn 2005

The 6th BUSTER
international film festival for children and young people (12-18 September
2005) was the kick-off for a number of Danish film festivals taking place
during the coming months in Denmark:
cph:dox (4-13
November)On the occasion of the third cph:dox festival,
Copenhagen cinemas will screen the cream of international documentaries.
The festival will open with the Gulddok Awards on Thursday, 3 November.
During the festival, three official competitions will be held - cph:dox
Award, Amnesty Award and New Vision Award. Moreover a number of thematic
programmes with a focus on important issues, will be scheduled along with
debates, seminars and festivities. The cinema-going public will have the
opportunity to choose between some 120 films.
The side programmes this
year include 'Globalized', presenting a selection of political
documentaries, 'The Diabolical', focusing on the concept of evil, and
'China in Change'. The 'Sound & Vision' series is retained for films
relating to music and will include a special series devoted to HipHop
culture, while another new feature is 'Diane Weyerman Presents (new
American documentary films)' and 'Debut', a window for film school
students and other creative educational establishments.
The repertoire of Danish
films include: Frank Piasecki Poulsen's "Guerilla Girl", about the
training of soldiers in a Columbian rain forest, Mette Zeruneith's "In the
Soldier's Footsteps", about corruption, child soldiers, and the role
Western power plays in Africa, and thirdly, "Smiling in a War Zone - and
the Art of Flying", about the Danish artist Simone Aaberg Kærn's dangerous
flight over Afghanistan in a canvas Piper-Colt. Jeppe Rønde's
international awardwinner, "The Swenkas", chosen for the Joris Ivens
Competition at IDFA in 2004, will also be screened.
Copenhagen Gay
& Lesbian Film Festival (21-30 October)Now a fixture in
the cultural life of Copenhagen, the city's Gay & Lesbian Film
Festival, opening this year, 21 October, attracts not only the gay
subculture of Copenhagen and environs, but increasingly also a non-gay
audience. Screenings will also take place in Aarhus, Aalborg and
Filmfestival (25-30 October)Also in October, Denmark's second
largest city, Aarhus, will hold its annual international festival for
awardwinning films. The festival, which includes seminars and debates,
will also present local films and programmes with a special
For further
- Copenhagen International Children's Film Festivalwww.busterfilm.dk
Copenhagen Gay
& Lesbian Film Festivalwww.cglff.dk
Aarhus Film
Danish Film
InstituteVicki Marie Synnott, +45 3374 3438, vickis@dfi.dk